Halofantrine hydrochloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 317986

CAS#: 36167-63-2

Description: Halofantrine hydrochloride is a blocker of delayed rectifier potassium current via the inhibition of hERG channel. It is an inhibitor of the hERG channel.

Price and Availability




Halofantrine hydrochloride, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 317986
Name: Halofantrine hydrochloride
CAS#: 36167-63-2
Chemical Formula: C26H31Cl3F3NO
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 536.88
Elemental Analysis: C, 58.16; H, 5.82; Cl, 19.81; F, 10.62; N, 2.61; O, 2.98

Synonym: Halofantrine hydrochloride; Halfan; Halofantrine HCl; Halofantrino [Spanish]; WR 171669; WR-171,669; WR-171699; halofantrine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-(dibutylamino)-1-[1,3-dichloro-6-(trifluoromethyl)phenanthren-9-yl]propan-1-ol;hydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H30Cl2F3NO.ClH/c1-3-5-10-32(11-6-4-2)12-9-25(33)23-16-22-21(14-18(27)15-24(22)28)20-13-17(26(29,30)31)7-8-19(20)23;/h7-8,13-16,25,33H,3-6,9-12H2,1-2H3;1H


Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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